Community Heads Up – 4450 Limebank Road

The City of Ottawa, Planning Department has received a Site Plan Control application (D07-12-16-0082) for 4450 Limebank Road. The subject property is located on the west side of Limebank Road, south of Spratt Road and north of Earl Armstrong Road. The purpose of this application is to permit the development of a planned unit development comprised of four low-rise apartment buildings containing 16 units each.

Additional information will be provided in the near future during the comment circulation period.

Any questions regarding the proposed, please contact:

Amanda Marsh
Development Review
Planning and Growth Management
110 Laurier Ave West, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 13409
Fax: 613-560-6006

Stage 2 LRT Public Consultation

We would like to invite you to attend one of the public consultations below on the Stage 2 Station Connectivity Study.

The purpose of this consultation is to get input from the community on how to enhance community connections at all Stage 2 stations, including multi-use pathways, cycling facilities and crosswalks.

Public Consultations Dates/Locations (7-9 p.m.) :

  • West Stations:
    • (Queensview, Pinecrest and Bayshore) – August 9th, 2016 – All Saints Lutheran Church, 1061 Pinecrest Road
    • (Iris and Baseline) – August 10th, 2016 – Algonquin College ACCE Building, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Room CA105, 1st floor
  • South Stations:
    • (Walkley, Greenboro and South Keys) – August 17th, 2016 Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road
    • (Leitrim and Bowesville) – August 30th, 2016 Rideauview Community Centre, 4310 Shoreline Drive
  • East Stations:
    • (Montreal Road Jeanne d’Arc, Orléans Blvd., Place d’Orléans and Trim) August 29th, 2016 – Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, 1490 Youville Drive

For more information, please contact the Stage 2 Project Office at


Nous vous invitons cordialement à participer à l’une des consultations publiques de l’Étude sur la connectivité des stations, qui se tiendront dans le cadre de l’Étape 2 du projet de train léger sur rail.

Ces consultations visent à recueillir les commentaires de la collectivité sur les améliorations à apporter aux liaisons communautaires dans toutes les stations de l’Étape 2, y compris les sentiers polyvalents, les pistes cyclables et les passages pour piétons.

Dates et lieux des consultations publiques (19 h à 21 h) :

  • Stations de l’ouest
    • (Queensview, Pinecrest et Bayshore) : le 9 août 2016, église luthérienne All Saints, 1061, chemin Pinecrest
    • (Iris et Baseline) : le 10 août 2016, édifice ACCE du Collège Algonquin, 1385, avenue Woodroffe, salle CA105, 1er étage
  • Stations du sud
    • (Walkley, Greenboro et South Keys) : le 17 août 2016, Centre récréatif Jim-Durrell, 1265, chemin Walkley
    • (Leitrim et Bowesville) : le 30 août 2016, Centre communautaire Rideauview, 4310, promenade Shoreline
  • Stations de l’est
    • (chemin Montréal, Jeanne d’Arc, boul. Orléans, Place d’Orléans et Trim) : le 29 août 2016, Complexe récréatif Bob-MacQuarrie – Orléans, 1490, promenade Youville

Pour en savoir davantage, veuillez vous adresser au Bureau du projet de l’Étape 2 du train léger (

Passing of Zoning By-Law and Adoption of Official Plan Amendments

***Please review the documents at the bottom of this page for full details of the passing of the zoning by-law and official plan amendments***

The Council of the City of Ottawa passed By-law 2016-222 on June 22, 2016, under Section 34 of The PLANNING ACT.

By-law 2016-222 amends the City of Ottawa Zoning By-law 2008-250. The amendment affects the lands located in Riverside South as shown on the attached Location Maps.

The amendment re-zones: a) land shown on Map 1 from Environmental Protection to Development Reserve and R5Z Residential; b) land in the Community Core as shown on Map 2 from various zones to General Mixed Use, R5Z Residential, L2 Leisure or O1 Open Space; and c) land shown on Map 3 from Development Reserve to L2 Leisure.

The proposed zoning changes will implement the land use changes as proposed in the Community Design Plan for Riverside South relating to the Community Core, the Woodlots, a Park and Ride and the District Parks.

For further information, please contact Donald Morse, Planner, at 613-580-2424 extension 13850, or by e-mail at

The purpose of Amendments 171 and 172 are to amend Schedules B of the Official Plan in order to reduce one Urban Natural Feature and to eliminate another and to amend Schedule I in order to modify the multi-use pathways in Riverside South. These changes will implement the land use changes as proposed in the Community Design Plan for Riverside South.

Rezoning and Official Plan Amendment

An Rezoning and Official Plan Amendment has been proposed in Your Neighbourhood

File No: D01-01-15-0002 and D02-02-15-0021
An application for a Zoning By-law amendment, also known as a rezoning, and an Official Plan Amendment, has been initiated by the City of Ottawa for the secondary dwelling units (coach houses) in accessory structures Zoning Study. Posted at the bottom of this page, you will find:

  • Details of the proposed rezoning for the secondary dwelling units (coach houses) in accessory structures Zoning Study.
  • A form for you to fill out to receive future notifications about this application and to provide your comments.

Stay Informed and Involved

  1. Please provide your comments by July 22, 2016
  2. Register for future notifications about this application and provide your comments either by faxing or mailing the notification sign-up form (below) or by e-mailing and adding File No. D01-01-15-0002 and D02-02-15-0021 in the subject line.
  3. Access information regarding this study online at
  4. Should you have questions, please contact Tim Moerman – contact information is below.


Tim Moerman, Planner II
Planning and Growth Management
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 13944
Fax: 613-580-2459

Une modification du zonage et du Plan officiel a été proposée dans votre quartier

No de dossier : D01-01-15-0002 and D02-02-15-0021
Une modification au Règlement de zonage, aussi appelée modification de zonage, ainsi qu’une modification au Plan officiel, a été proposée la ville d’Ottawa pour le Étude de zonage pour les logements secondaires dans des constructions accessoires. Vous trouverez dans en bas:

  • des détails sur la modification de zonage proposée pour le Étude de zonage pour les logements secondaires dans des constructions accessoires;
  • un formulaire à remplir pour recevoir les avis futurs au sujet de cette demande et pour fournir vos commentaires.

Restez informé et participez

  1. S’il vous plait, fournissez vos commentaires d’ici le 22 juillet, 2016
  2. Inscrivez-vous pour recevoir des avis futurs au sujet de cette demande et fournir vos commentaires, soit en envoyant le formulaire d’inscription par télécopie ou par la poste, soit en envoyant un courriel – et en ajoutant le no de dossier D01-01-15-0002 and D02-02-15-0021 dans la ligne objet.
  3. Accédez en ligne aux plans et aux études présentés concernant la présente demande à
  4. Si vous avez des questions, veuillez communiquer avec Tim Moerman – coordonnées ci-dessous.

Meilleures salutations,

Tim Moerman, urbaniste
Urbanisme et gestion de la croissance, Ville d’Ottawa
110, avenue Laurier Ouest, 4e étage, Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 1J1
Tél. : 613-580-2424, poste 13944
Télécopieur : 613-580-2459


EN Proposal Summary – OPA and ZBLA- Coach Houses – June 23
FR Proposition – OPA and ZBLA- Annexes residentielles – Jun23
Public Circulation – Bil – Cover Letter Lettre Jun23
Public Circ Publique – Comment Sheet – Fiche de commentaires Bil Jun23

Questionnaire: New Ottawa Central Library

Public invited to participate in online questionnaire about the new Ottawa Central Library

An online questionnaire is now available for the public to help shape the criteria that will be used to evaluate potential locations for the new flagship Ottawa Central Library.

The public has until Thursday, June 9 (midnight) to complete the questionnaire online at The questionnaire may also be completed using public access computers available at any of the Ottawa Public Library’s 33 branches.

The questionnaire is an opportunity for the public to rate a list of location factors that was developed with community input, technical expertise, and best practice research. This is the public’s opportunity to identify what is important to them in selecting a site for this city-building initiative. The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Board will be asked to approve the evaluation criteria and weighting at the July 12 meeting.

In a concurrent process the OPL, working with the City of Ottawa, launched a call-out to identify publicly- and privately-owned sites within the city’s Central Area that could be suitable for the Ottawa Central Library. The sites identified through the call-out, which closed on May 20, will be compiled in a site inventory that will be made public after the site criteria are approved.

The sites in the inventory will be evaluated and analyzed against the Board-approved criteria. This will result in a short-listing of potential sites, which will undergo financial analysis and due diligence. The OPL Board will make a decision before the end of the year regarding the financial framework, potential partnership with Library and Archives Canada (LAC), a project delivery method, and location. The OPL Board will recommend a best approach to Ottawa City Council.

Ground-breaking for the Ottawa Central Library is expected in the spring of 2018 with official opening of a new iconic library in 2020.

This is an exciting City-building initiative that will continue to promote Ottawa’s transformation as a leading global city.


Invitation au public à répondre au questionnaire en ligne de la nouvelle Bibliothèque centrale d’Ottawa

Le public a maintenant accès à un questionnaire en ligne grâce auquel il pourra contribuer à la définition des critères qui serviront à évaluer les emplacements possibles du nouvel édifice emblématique qui accueillera la Bibliothèque centrale d’Ottawa.

La population a jusqu’au jeudi 9 juin à minuit pour répondre au questionnaire en ligne à l’adresse Il est aussi possible d’utiliser l’un des ordinateurs publics disponibles dans les 33 succursales de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa (BPO).

Les résidents pourront ainsi évaluer les différents critères relatifs à l’emplacement proposés à la lumière des séances de discussion, de l’expertise technique et des études sur les pratiques exemplaires. Il s’agit d’une occasion en or pour le public de dire ce qu’il juge important dans le choix de l’emplacement de cette initiative municipale d’envergure. Le conseil d’administration de la BPO devra approuver les critères d’évaluation et la pondération lors de sa réunion du 12 juillet.

Parallèlement, la BPO, en collaboration avec la Ville d’Ottawa, a lancé un appel de propositions pour des propriétés municipales et privées de l’aire centrale propices à l’aménagement de la Bibliothèque centrale. Les sites ciblés lors de ce processus, qui a pris fin le 20 mai, seront répertoriés et rendus publics une fois les critères d’évaluation approuvés.

Chacun des sites inscrits dans le répertoire sera ensuite évalué et analysé à la lumière des critères approuvés par le C.A. en vue de faire une présélection, puis les sites potentiels seront soumis à une analyse financière et à un examen rigoureux. Le C.A. de la BPO prendra une décision d’ici la fin de l’année sur le cadre financier, le partenariat possible avec Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, la méthode de réalisation du projet et l’emplacement. Il recommandera ensuite l’approche à privilégier au Conseil municipal d’Ottawa.

Les travaux de construction de la Bibliothèque centrale d’Ottawa devraient débuter au printemps 2018, et l’inauguration officielle de ce nouvel édifice emblématique est prévue pour 2020.

Ce projet de construction municipal emballant contribuera grandement à la transformation d’Ottawa en chef de file mondial.

City of Ottawa – Coach House Project Update

Throughout the month of February the City initiated its second round of public consultation with the release of the Basic Principles and Draft Recommendations paper. This paper was the City’s first foot out the door with how to allow Coach Houses throughout the City. A summary document, titled As-We-Heard-It, has been posted on the project webpage to provide an overview of the comments received. Please see:

During this public consultation period, the City received many comments and great feedback which require further analysis. The City has therefore adjusted the timeline of this project, from a completion in May 2016 to a completion in the Fall of 2016. This will allow for additional time to consult with key stakeholders to address some of the issues and requests brought forward during the public consultation process. Should residents wish to discuss the Coach House study further, please contact Emily Davies (contact information below).

The next steps for the project are to release the Staff circulation, which will include a summary of the Zoning By-law and Official Plan proposed changes, for further public comment. It is anticipated these will be ready in the Summer of 2016. A notification/post will be updated once this information is available to the public.

Emily Davies, MES-Plan, MCIP RPP
Planner II – Policy Development and Urban Design Branch
Urbaniste II – Services de l’urbanisme et de la gestion de la croissance

City of Ottawa | Ville d’Ottawa
613.580.2424 ext./poste 23463
email: /


Subdivision Application for 4619 Spratt Road, Part of 4623 Spratt Road and Part of 980 Earl Armstrong Road
(Riverside South – Phase 13)

Rooms A & B
Rideauview Community Centre, 4310 Shoreline Drive
March 3, 2016 6:30 pm to 8:30pm

City Staff and Guests

  • Councillor Michael Qaqish, Ward 22 – Gloucester-South Nepean
  • Amy Cairns, Office Manager for Councillor Michael Qaqish
  • Cathlyn Kaufman, Planner II, City of Ottawa Development Review (DR) / East
  • Ellen Potts, Co-op Student, City of Ottawa Development Review (DR) / East
  • Mary Jarvis, Director, of Planning and Land Development, Riverside South Development Corporation (RSDC)
  • 5 Residents were in attendance

To provide the formal Public Meeting for a plan of subdivision located at 4619 Spratt Road, Part of 4623 Spratt Road and Part of 980 Earl Armstrong Road, know as Riverside South – Phase 13, to meet the requirements under Section 51(20)(b) of the Planning Act.

The notice for this meeting was given in accordance with the applicable requirements as set out in Ontario Regulations 196/6. The notices were mailed out January 26, 2016 and the signs were updated January 26, 2016 to detail the Public Meeting on March 3, 2016.

The Meeting Room was opened at 6:30 pm to permit the public to drop in and review the information.

Cathlyn Kaufman began the formal meeting at 7:00 pm and welcomed all attendees, and introduced the guests present.

The Planning Act was cited explaining the legal requirements regarding the public meeting. The City’s subdivision approval process was briefly described as well as the delegated authority by-law. Lifting of delegated authority by the Councillor procedure and the Ontario Municipal Board appeal process were described in brief. A request was made for attendees to sign the Attendance List located at the back table and complete a Comment Sheet.

Cathlyn Kaufman provided a brief overview of the proposed residential subdivision by Riverside South Development Corporation (RSDC) which consists of 750 fully serviced residential units. The residential unit breakdown is as follows: 218 singles, 172 townhouses and approximately 360 ground-oriented high density units. There is to be a woodlot block, a school block, a Thomas Gamble Municipal Drain Corridor block, 4 park blocks and 11 roads as part of this residential development. She further explained that technical comments from circulation are currently being compiled as they relate to the subdivision. There were two Draft Plan layouts circulated with the public in the Public Notice for this meeting. Since that time there have been minor tweaking of roads and re-lotting to adjust the subdivision to incorporate a revised layout for the park and school blocks.

Mary Jarvis from RSDC introduced the third layout for the subdivision and provided a handout with information on both sides of the paper. The information received was an updated Draft Plan of subdivision and the update to the yet-to-be-approved Riverside South Community Design Plan. She explained the changes to the school and park blocks were based on a number of factors. These factors included the update to the Riverside South CDP, the French Catholic School Board location needs, the City’s Park design criteria and the Building Better Suburbs targets. With these factors, not only did the school and park blocks change, the roads and lot layout surround this area have been updated. This portion of the meeting concluded with Mary stating that the construction for Riverside South – Phase 13 is planned for 2017.

The floor was then opened up for questions and comments from the residents.

All residents at the meeting stated their approval of the proposed subdivision design.

Their questions and comments focused on the following three main topics:

Firstly, the loss of three portions of the T-shaped woodlot due to the development was the major concern. Staff undertook to explain why the City was in a position to obtain approximately 9 acres of the woodlot based on a Council decision made in 2012 and the best treed section of the woodlot. Further to this, there was concern raised by a resident about the removal of topsoil around the Thomas Gamble drain. Mary Jarvis expressed that she would look further into the issue.

Secondly, residents agreed that there was a lack of schools and recreational centres for children in the area and Riverside South as a whole. Cathlyn Kaufman and Mary Jarvis explained that a greater population was needed for certain community amenities to be constructed. Councillor Qaqish explained that school funding is a province matter. It was noted that all four school boards do participate in the design of the Riverside South CDP to ensure future school sites are reserved based on student population projections, the individual School Board’s enrollment area and funding timing. Councillor Qaqish provided information that the Riverside South community is next in line to receive a recreational centre.

Finally, residents expressed great interest in establishing a more extensive trail and pathway network to make active transportation a more convenient and viable option for travelling in the area. The pathway system with subdivision and a bridge connection to the Park and Ride were identified and further discussed.

There was a brief discussion about whether or not apartment buildings would be constructed as part of the subdivision. Cathlyn Kaufman explained that there is to be apartments within the Riverside South Community Core area but the height would be limited. The presently the apartment buildings that are being constructed within Riverside South are of a 3 to 4-storey nature and are known as low rise apartment buildings.

There was also a question about the existing woodlot north of Earl Armstrong Road would be impacted by this development in anyway. Staff stated the Canyon Walk Woodlot was not part of this development and there would be not impact to this existing woodlot. There were further inquires made about establishing a pathway system within this woodlot by a volunteer group. Staff committed to working with the Councillor Qaqish’s office to providing additional information on this matter.

At the closing of the meeting, the public was asked if there were any further comments to be made on the Riverside South – Phase 13 subdivision and all present expressed their positive acceptance/sanctioning of the layout design without any further comments or concerns. While there was praise for the development, all present wished more of the woodlot could have been saved.

The Riverside South Community representative requested a copy of the Meeting Minutes be sent to him so that the Meeting Minutes could be posted to the community web site. Staff stated that once the Minutes were finalized, a copy would be provided electronically.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.

Meeting Notes
5 residents attended the meeting.

No comment sheets were received at this meeting.

Minutes were compiled and produced by Ellen Potts and Cathlyn Kaufman. Please inform the undersigned of any omissions or oversights by March 29, 2016. No comments were received and the Minutes were finalized on April 1, 2016.

City of Ottawa Community Environmental Projects Grant Program

Deadline for the City’s Community Environmental Projects Grant Program is June 1, 2016

Are you looking for an opportunity to put your environmental ideas into action? The City of Ottawa is now accepting applications for the 2016 Community Environmental Projects Grant Program (CEPGP).

CEPGP provides funding to community groups and non-profit organizations in Ottawa to undertake environmental stewardship projects that improve stormwater management, enhance and protect natural systems, or reduce environmental impact.

The application deadline is Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Successful CEPGP grant recipients must complete their projects within one year of receiving their funds. For details on eligibility criteria, the application process, profiles of past projects, and to download an application form, please visit

For more information on CEPGP, please contact Jennifer Brown, CEPGP Co-ordinator, at 613-580-2424 x 27914 or at

La date limite pour présenter une demande dans le cadre du Programme de subventions aux projets communautaires liés à l’environnement de la Ville est le 1 juin 2016

Êtes-vous à la recherche d’une occasion de concrétiser vos idées touchant l’environnement? La période de présentation des demandes à la Ville d’Ottawa dans le cadre du Programme de subventions aux projets communautaires liés à l’environnement (PSPCE) pour 2016 a commencé.

Le PSPCE accorde une aide financiëre à des groupes communautaires et des organismes à but non lucratif d’Ottawa. pour mettre sur pied des projets d’intendance environnementale visant l’amélioration de la gestion des eaux pluviales, le renforcement et la protection des espaces naturels, ou la réduction des incidences sur l’environnement.

La date limite pour la présentation des demandes dans le cadre du PSPCE sera le mercredi 1 juin 2016, à 16 h.

Les bénéficiaires d’une subvention dans le cadre du PSPCE doivent mettre leur projet en œuvre dans un délai d’un an après avoir reçu le financement. Pour obtenir des détails sur les critères d’admissibilité, le processus de demande, profils de projets passés et pour télécharger un formulaire de demande, veuillez consulter

Pour en savoir davantage, communiquez avec Jennifer Brown, Coordonnatrice du PSPCE, au 613-580-2424, poste 27914 ou à